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J’ouvert revellers parade with Return of the Black Jacobins band during Trinidad Carnival on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

News Americas, PORT-Of-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. Feb. 28, 2017: Trinidad & Tobago’s annual carnival wraps up today, Feb. 28, 2017,  in Port-Of-Spain. On Sunday night,  Chalkdust (Hollis Liverpool) was crowned the 2017 National Calypso Monarch for the 9th time while Rondell Pierre and Lillan Pierre were crowned the 2017 King and Queen of Jouvert. MX Prime and the Ultimate Rejects are set to dethrone Machel Montano and take the 2017 Road March title.  Meanwhile, the US Embassay in Trinidad is warning those US-based Trinidadians to

To make sure they have a valid U.S. passport to travel back to United States. It should be valid for at least six months after planned departure from Trinidad and needs to have two or more blank pages. Travelers should also make two photocopies of their travel documents in case of emergency to include your passport, state ID, or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) card, the Embassy said and “perhaps leave one copy with a trusted relative or in the hotel safe and carry the other copy separately in case of loss or theft.”

Keep your documents in a safe place as it may be costly to replace a lost passport or LPR card. In the case of loss or theft, photocopies of the documents are helpful when applying for a replacement document.

Here are some scenes from Jouvert 2017.

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J’ouvert revellers covered in blue paint dance and parade with the Rapso music band 3canal during the 20th anniversary celebration of their song Blue as part of Trinidad Carnival on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)

 

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J’ouvert reveller looks on during a parade with the Rapso music band 3canal for the 20th anniversary celebration of their song Blue as part of Trinidad Carnival at Queen’s Park Savannah on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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Wendell Manwarren of the Rapso music band 3canal takes part in J’ouvert during the 20th anniversary celebration of their song Blue as part of Trinidad Carnival on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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J’ouvert revellers covered in blue paint dance and parade with the Rapso music band 3canal during the 20th anniversary celebration of their song Blue as part of Trinidad Carnival on February 27, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Photo by Sean Drakes/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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